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Hair Extensions Q&A 2017-09-18T17:09:28+00:00

Some Questions Aren’t Frequent. But they’re just as important.

The best hair extensions are those that blend in well with your hair and fit your lifestyle. For example, if you shower often, dance, workout, swim, or play sports on a regular basis the best hair extensions for you will resemble the state your hair maintains during those activities. Purchasing the right hair extensions for you will help to maintain proper hygiene and styling, protect your natural hair from damage and ensure the longevity of your extensions.

You can expect to pay anywhere from $60-$85 for synthetic hair extensions, and anywhere from $100-$500 or more for human hair extensions. We strongly advise you to purchase only real, cutically-aligned, human hair extensions as they are of much higher quality than synthetic hair extensions. Additionally, you will be able to style and wash them just like your own hair.

The lifespan of your hair extensions depends largely upon the quality of the hair and how you maintain the hair. Some hair extensions will last only 30 days, or up until their first wash. Other, more quality hair extensions can last well over 5 years, with proper maintenance. The lifespan of Joy & Body Hair extensions will depend largely on how well you take care of them and what products you use on them. With proper care, you can expect the following to be true of our hair extensions.

Joy & Body Hair extensions are of top quality. Their lifespan depends largely upon how well you take care of them and what products you use on them. With proper care, you can expect the following to be true of our hair extensions.

  •  The RAW INDIAN Collection – 5-7 years
  • The PURE CAMBODIAN Collection – 5-7 years
  • The VIRGIN Collection – 1-2 years

Normally, hair extensions are safe and do not damage natural hair. However, if they are poorly applied to the hair, some damage may occur. It is because of this that it is important to enlist the help of a licensed expert to help you identify the method of application that is best for your hair and lifestyle.

Hair extensions are perfect for you if one or more of the following applies.

  • If you experience hair loss or have difficulty growing out your natural hair.
  • If you got a bad haircut and want to cover it up.
  • If you want to change up your look and add in highlights/lowlights but don’t want to damage your natural hair or don’t want to fully commit to the look.
  • If you suffer from hair loss or thinning hair.
  • If you simply want to opt for a more voluminous hair look on special occasions or even for everyday use, hair extensions will create your hair dreams.
  • If you want to change up your look

If applied properly, your hair extensions will be virtually undetectable. The base of each weft is thin and flat, allowing for a seamless installation by a professional.

Joy & Body Hair extensions can last up to 7 years. However, it is strongly recommended to remove your extensions every three months to allow your natural hair to breathe. After some time, you may enlist the help of a licensed professional to reapply your hair extensions.

Joy & Body Hair extensions are made with 100% cutically-aligned hair and can be curled, straightened, blow-dried and styled, just like your own natural hair. Our RAW INDIAN and PURE CAMBODIAN Collections can also be permed, relaxed and received other chemical processes.

We recommend that you only use a low heat setting of 350F while curling or straightening your hair, as anything higher runs the risk of damaging the hair. While our own hair may be able to handle a higher heat setting – because it is constantly getting revitalized from the scalp – hair extensions do not receive constant nutrients from its donor, and thus may experience heat damage more quickly. Using a low heat setting will prolong the lifespan of your extensions.

Additionally, when coloring or processing the hair, we recommend that you use a developer no stronger than 30%, followed by a moisturizing deep conditioner.

To preserve and extend the lifespan of your Joy & Body Hair extensions, we suggest that you enlist the help of a licensed professional when styling your hair.

Since hair extensions do not get consistent nourishment from the scalp like natural hair, it is important to choose the right products to keep your extensions looking and feeling luxurious. This is why Joy & Body Hair extensions work best with Joy & Body Hair Care products.

Joy & Body Hair Care products are formulated with biomineral technology which uses natural minerals and botanical proteins to deliver all the benefits healthy hair needs. Minerals like quartz, bismuth, and rhodochrosite are paired with proteins such as pumpkin seed, quinoa, and silk protein to deliver hair that is soft, strong, resilient and full of shine.

Because buildup can happen, we suggest washing your Joy & Body Hair extensions around every 2 weeks or whenever the hair begins to feel weighed down. Our sulfate & paraben free, Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner are the perfect tools to fight against build-up while still drenching your hair in the moisture it deserves. Sunflower seed and coconut milk proteins deliver silky hair with radiant shine. Powerful anti-aging properties seal the hair cuticle and protect the hair from fade and damage.

You absolutely may sleep in your RAW INDIAN, PURE CAMBODIAN, and VIRGIN Collection hair extensions. To protect your hair from overnight damage, we advise that you wrap your hair in a satin scarf or use a satin pillowcase.

All clip-in hair extensions should be removed each night before bed as the teeth in the clips of clip-in hair extensions may snag, tangle and damage your hair as you toss and turn during the night. The probability of this happening may be reduced with the use of a satin scarf or pillowcase, however not enough to eliminate substantial damage to your hair. Because of this, it is NOT recommended to sleep in RUNWAY Collection extensions.

You absolutely may swim while wearing your Joy & Body Hair extensions. However, there are things you should keep in mind. All of our extensions are 100% virgin and cutically-aligned. Additionally, our RAW INDIAN and PURE CAMBODIAN Collections are 100% untouched by any chemicals or heat. This means that when the hair is wet, it will revert to its original state, time-and-time again. Though our VIRGIN Collection has not been processed with any chemicals, it has been slowly and delicately steam-processed to achieve the desired texture. While this hair absolutely can get wet, after several experiences with water, the hair will revert back to its natural state which usually falls in between straight-lightly wavy.

After your swim, it is imperative that you clean your hair from the damaging chlorine from swimming pools, salt from ocean water, and other dirty substances in all bodies of water. To ensure a proper clean, we recommend you using JOY + BODY Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. These sulfate & paraben free combination are the perfect tools to fight against build-up while still drenching your hair in the moisture it deserves. Sunflower seed and coconut milk proteins deliver silky hair with radiant shine. Powerful anti-aging properties seal the hair cuticle and protect the hair from fade and damage.

Because the teeth in the clips of clip-in hair extensions may snag, tangle and damage your hair as you swim, it is strongly recommended that you remove your RUNWAY Collection clip-in extensions before you begin any water activities.

Remy human hair is the highest grade of real, human hair, which is a preferred choice for hair extensions, hairpieces and wigs because it achieves the most natural look and can be styled and washed just like your own hair.

Remy hair is considered to be the finest quality of human hair because it is cutically-aligned, which means all the cuticles are kept intact and not stripped, like in most other non-remy hair extensions. Preserving the hairs’ cuticles and aligning them in a unidirectional fashion creates extensions that are completely natural in appearance. This process ensures that the hair remains super soft, shiny, silky and completely tangle-free throughout its lifetime.

Joy & Body Hair uses only the finest quality of remy human hair, which means that the hair has been carefully sorted after collecting from the hair donor to ensure all the cuticles are of the same length. It is by far the best quality of human hair extensions on the market because of the care that is required and the time it takes to sort the hair so meticulously.